By Todd Telander
Animal Tracks highlights eighty-eight of the commonest and sought-after mammal, poultry, reptile, and amphibian species in North the USA. designated illustrations and outlines make it effortless to spot animal tracks within the yard and past. every one species is followed via a close directory of its widespread attributes and representation of its tune. this is often the basic resource within the box.
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Track size (front): 4” wide x 4½” long Track size (rear): 4” wide x 4½” long (not including heel) Description of Track: There are five toes on each foot, although the smaller inner toes do not always register. The claws are fairly short, and may or may not register. The metacarpal pads are fused in a loose arc shape, with an additional proximal pad in the front foot and a faint heel impression on the rear. There is a variable amount of fur on the sole—greater in winter—that may obscure the definition of the track.
Track size (front): 2” wide x 2” long Track size (rear): 14⁄5” wide x 2¼” long Description of Track: Both feet have four toes that are visible in the track and a small dewclaw high on the foot that does not usually register. The track is arranged asymmetrically, with the outer three toes in an arc; the third toe from the outside being farthest forward. Claws are retractable and do not normally register. The metacarpal pads are fused and lobed into a somewhat trapezoidal shape, with two lobes on the leading edge and three on the trailing edge.
River otters are social and often travel in small family groups. They hunt primarily in the water for fish, amphibians, or aquatic invertebrates. They live in burrows near water and form well-used trails along the shore or between water sources. Track size (front): 2½” wide x 2¾” long Track size (rear): 3” wide x 3¼” long (not including heel) Description of Track: The rear foot is noticeably larger than the front. There are five toes on each foot, with extensive webbing between the toes, being most evident on the rear foot.
Animal Tracks: A Falcon Field Guide by Todd Telander